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News 2017-04-04T14:00:50+00:00

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Victoria Mansion Upcoming Annual Meeting

Victoria Mansion members are invited to join us at the Cumberland Club on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for our Annual Meeting. The evening will commence at 5:00pm with refreshments and mingling, followed by a business [...]

Alice Dwyer Ross Retires from Museum Shop

On behalf of Victoria Mansion staff, volunteers, and friends, we would like to express our deep thanks to Alice Dwyer Ross, who served as Museum Shop Manager and later Museum Shop Buyer for 13 years. [...]

Architecture History Adventure Day Camp

On Tuesday, April 18, from 1:00-4:00pm Victoria Mansion and Maine Historical Society will be leading a History Adventure for students grades 7-12. This program is an afternoon-long exploration of some of Portland's most well-known buildings [...]

Volunteer with Victoria Mansion!

It's the time of year when we start preparing to open our doors on May 1st. That means we're looking for new faces to join the ranks of Victoria Mansion docents! If you love the [...]

School Tours at the Mansion

Closed to the public doesn't mean that there's down time here at the Mansion. This off-season over 550 students from area schools will be coming to participate in the Mansion's interdisciplinary programs, free of charge. [...]

March Reception Suite Conservation Update

Conservators are now finishing the cleaning and stabilization of the Reception Suite ceiling. Next they will coat the surface with a removable barrier varnish to protect the original paint while also allowing for future conservation [...]

Completion of IMLS Textiles Storage Room Project

The Mansion recently completed a major project of creating a dedicated textiles storage and study room. A prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded in 2014, helped fund the project to [...]

February Reception Suite Conservation Update

Conservators continue to clean the painted walls and ceiling of the Reception Suite, with its elaborate combinations of flat and molded plaster, canvas paintings and woodwork.   The paint is water-based, so no aqueous substances [...]

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